Monthly Archives: February 2020

Journalist Scales First Hurdle in N15 Million FOI Suit Against Unilag

Lagos, Monday, February 17, 2020:  Award-winning investigative journalist, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, has won the first round of her N15 million lawsuit against the University of Lagos (Unilag) and its Vice-Chancellor at a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged unlawful breach of the Freedom of Information Act and her right of access to information.The presiding judge, Justice Maureen Adaobi Onyetenu, ... Read More »

Court Grants MRA, Journalist Leave to Sue Federal Civil Service Commission for Violating FOI Act

  Abuja, Monday, February 10, 2020: A Federal High Court in Abuja has cleared the way for Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and multiple award-winning investigative journalist, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, to file a N15 million claim against the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) for alleged violation of the Freedom of Information ... Read More »

MRA Inducts Science and Technology Ministry into its ‘Enhanced FOI Hall of Shame’, Vows Legal Action

  Lagos, Monday, February 3, 2020:  Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology into its “Enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” citing several instances of the Ministry’s failure to comply with the provisions of the FOI Act since its enactment in 2011. Announcing the induction in a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal ... Read More »